quinta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2020

METropolitan Opera cancela toda a temporada 2020-2021 / METropolitan Opera cancels the entirety of the 2020-21 season


A METropolitan Opera cancela toda a temporada de 2020-2021, como pode ler-se no texto que me foi enviado. Entretanto, divulga a temporada de 2012-2022. Espero que esta consiga ser levada à cena!

Dear Mr. XXX,

We regret to inform you that the Metropolitan Opera has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the entirety of the 2020–21 season, based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center. Because of the many hundreds of performers who are required to rehearse and perform in close quarters and because of the company’s large audience, it was determined that it would not be safe for the Met to resume until a vaccine is widely in use, herd immunity is established, and the wearing of masks and social distancing is no longer a medical requirement. We want nothing more than to get back to creating operatic magic as only the Met can, but the safety of our company and the audience we serve must come first. 

In the meantime, we are pleased to be able to announce the Met’s 2021–22 season, which will open September 27, 2021, with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring baritone Will Liverman and sopranos Angel Blue and Latonia Moore. The season will feature six new productions, including Met premieres of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice and Brett Dean’s Hamlet, the company’s first-ever performances of the original five-act, French-language version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, and new stagings of two repertory mainstays: Verdi’s Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Highlights also include the anticipated returns of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. As always, there will be a full slate of repertory gems such as Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Puccini’s Tosca, all featuring opera’s greatest singers. The Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions will return for the 2021–22 season with ten presentations, including all six new productions. To learn more about the newly announced 2021–22 season, click here.

The Met continues its commitment to bringing opera to our loyal audience even while the stage is dark, and the free Nightly Opera Streams will continue through the entire closure. Also, we hope you’ll join us for the remainder of the groundbreaking Met Stars Live in Concert series, featuring opera’s greatest stars performing live from striking locations around the globe, transmitted via satellite in state-of-the-art HD quality.

Starting Monday, October 19, at 10AM ET, Met Subscribers will have exclusive access to tickets for the 2021–22 season before they go on sale to the general public in early 2021. During this priority period, you may renew your subscription, change to a different subscription, and purchase individual performances.

To thank you for your extraordinary loyalty to the Met in this time of uncertainty, we are pleased to offer you a complimentary pair of tickets to a performance in the 2021–22 season.*

The value of any tickets you purchased for the 2020–21 season will automatically be credited to your Met Opera account within the next 10 business days. Any on-account credit from the 2019–20 or 2020–21 season can be donated or used to purchase tickets to the 2021–22 season, or you may request a refund at any time, including after the dates of your canceled performances.

You may take the following actions by logging into your metopera.org account or calling Met Customer Care at 212-362-6000 Monday through Friday, 10AM to 6PM ET:

  • Protect the Met by generously donating the value of your credit to help the company through this financially perilous time. We are tremendously grateful for your support.**
  • Use your credit to purchase tickets to the 2021–22 season. 
  • Request a full refund to your original method of payment.

We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation will cause. For more information and ticketing options, please visit metopera.org/updates.

Please be aware we are currently experiencing a very high volume of inquiries. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this uncertain time.


Gillian Brierley

Assistant General Manager, Marketing & Communications